Anduril is a sword reforged from the shards of Narsil, the weapon that Isildur used to cut the One Ring from Sauron’s hand and defeat him. Elrond gives Aragorn the sword so that he can recruit the army of the dead as the rightful King of Gondor.
Buster Sword — Final Fantasy: Advent Children
The massive Buster Sword, which would physically be impossible to wield in real life, belongs to soldier Cloud Strife. It’s his weapon of choice in the video game “Final Fantasy 7” and the spin-off film “Advent Children.”
Atlantean Sword — Conan the Barbarian
The Atlantean Sword is almost as massive as Conan the Barbarian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) himself, requiring tremendous strenghth to wield it.
Green Destiny — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The legendary Green Destiny boosts the fighting prowess of its wielder. It’s stolen by Jen (Zhang Ziyi), who learns to unlock its — and her — full potential.
Excalibur — “Excalibur”
Perhaps the most famous version of Excalibur comes from the 1981 film. Arthur (Nigel Terry) pulls the sword from the stone while trying to find a replacement sword for his brother, Kay.
Excalibur — King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword
The 2017 feature film finds a young Arthur pulling the sword from the stone, albeit under different circumstances.
Glamdring – The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Glamdring aka “The Foehammer” is a sword forged in the First Age by Turgon, the King of Gondolin. Gandalf (Ian McKellan) discovers the blade in the same troll-horde that Bilbo first finds Sting.
Orcrist — The Hobbit
Orcrist aka “The Goblin-Cleaver” is the “mate” of Glamdring. Thorin (Richard Armitage) and Legolas wield the elven sword throughout “The Hobbit” films.
Hattori Hanzo katana — Kill Bill
Legendary swordsmith Hattori Hanzo initally refused to craft the weapon until he learned The Bride (Uma Thurman) wanted to use it to kill his former student, Bill. She also used it to violently dispatch Bill’s lieutenants, as well at the Crazy 88 yakuza gang.
Glaive — Krull
The Glaive is not really a sword, and more of a throwing star. Five blades spring from its tips. Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) uses it to defeat “The Beast” in the 1983 fantasy film.
Lightsaber — Star Wars
Audiences were introduced to the lightsaber in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” It’s wielded by both the Jedi and the Sith. The “blade” of the sword is actually composed of crystal-powered energy, not metal. Obi-Wan Kenobi instructed Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on how to use the weapon, which he became very proficient with by “Return of the Jedi.”
Lightsaber variant — Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lightsabers have many variants and colors. Darth Maul, a Sith Lord, wielded a double-ended light saber. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) uses a lightsaber with energy coming out of its pommel, resembling a more traditional sword.
Riptide — Percy Jackson
Riptide is the weapon of demigod Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman). It initially is in the form of a pen but transforms into a sword. It’s forged from Celestial Bronze and only works on demigods, gods, Titans, giants and monsters.
Sting — The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Frodo was bequeathed Sting from his uncle Bilbo Baggins. The short sword, which was created by the Elves, glows blue when goblins are nearby, alerting it’s wielder to impending danger.